Run your Frenchie on Ammonia

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Run your Frenchie on Ammonia

Post by myglaren » 04 Oct 2014, 12:08

Just stumbled over this in an American forum:

Ammonia As Transport Fuel.
Anhydrous ammonia (ammonia without water) can be a substitute for petroleum as a transportation fuel. It has the potential to make the hydrogen economy a reality in the near-term, at an affordable cost. It is an energy form that is manufactured. It can be made from all primary energy sources so production sources can be diversified or production can focus on the cheapest, cleanest and greenest source. Ammonia can be used in internal combustion engines with minor modifications. It can be used in gas turbines and ammonia fuel cells are being developed. Substantial ammonia distribution infrastructure already exists in the Midwest. Other existing infrastructure can be converted. The existing retail fuel dispensing infrastructure can be converted to ammonia. Although there are safety issues with ammonia, the issues are no more severe than those with gasoline and diesel fuel.

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Post by CitroJim » 04 Oct 2014, 13:07

Interesting..

I believe this is not new and was done during the war...

Some vehicles were allegedly converted to run on chicken manure which is very rich in ammonia.

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Run your Frenchie on Ammonia

Post by addo » 04 Oct 2014, 13:13

The perfect fuel surely, would be pee? Isn't that chemically close to ammonia?

Although, changing the fuel filter would be a bit average.

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Post by CitroJim » 04 Oct 2014, 13:16

addo wrote:The perfect fuel surely, would be pee? Isn't that chemically close to ammonia?
If you wait long enough :wink: :lol:

I'm sure the government would find a way of taxing it :roll:

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Post by citronut » 04 Oct 2014, 14:49

addo wrote:The perfect fuel surely, would be pee? Isn't that chemically close to ammonia?

Although, changing the fuel filter would be a bit average.
comes back to S*H*I*T in the carburetor ( how often do i have to do that )

anyway its already been done, dont you use BEE PEE

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Post by Stickyfinger » 04 Oct 2014, 14:54

CitroJim wrote:
addo wrote:The perfect fuel surely, would be pee? Isn't that chemically close to ammonia?
If you wait long enough :wink: :lol:

I'm sure the government would find a way of taxing it :roll:

They already do, its why there is a Tax on Budweiser

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Post by Fake Concern » 04 Oct 2014, 19:59

Stickyfinger wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
addo wrote:The perfect fuel surely, would be pee? Isn't that chemically close to ammonia?
If you wait long enough :wink: :lol:

I'm sure the government would find a way of taxing it :roll:

They already do, its why there is a Tax on Budweiser
Ho! Ho!